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also coffee house  (kô′fē-hous′, kŏf′ē-)
A restaurant where coffee and other refreshments are served, especially one where people gather for conversation, games, or musical entertainment.


(ˈkɔ fiˌhaʊs, ˈkɒf i-)

n., pl. -hous•es (-ˌhaʊ zɪz)
1. an establishment that serves coffee and other refreshments and sometimes provides informal entertainment.
2. (in 17th- and 18th-century England) a similar establishment where groups met for informal discussions, card playing, etc.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.coffeehouse - a small restaurant where drinks and snacks are soldcoffeehouse - a small restaurant where drinks and snacks are sold
caff - informal British term for a cafe
cybercafe - a cafe whose customers sit at computer terminals and log on to the internet while they eat and drink
espresso shop - a cafe where espresso is served
estaminet - a small (and usually shabby) cafe selling wine and beer and coffee
pull-in, pull-up - a roadside cafe especially for lorry drivers
eatery, eating house, eating place, restaurant - a building where people go to eat
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